Product Comparison: Scarsil vs. Scar Esthetique
April 15, 2022
Are you familiar with the difference between Scintera’s scar gel, ScarSil, and scar cream, Scar Esthetique? These products sometimes get confused with one another and this newsletter is going to clarify the differences so you can decide which choice to suit your scar needs.
First, ScarSil is classified by the TGA/CE as a Class 1 Medical Device, while Scar Esthetique is classified as a cosmetic. Both products’ key ingredient is silicone, which has been considered one of the best ingredients for treating scars for over three decades.
"Each of these amazing scar care products has their place in creating a simple scar management plan. ScarSil liquid silicone gel and Scar Esthetique cream will both boost the skin's ability to heal scars of all kinds."
ScarSil is a topical scar gel that is 97% liquid silicone. The other ingredients in ScarSil are Emu oil, for its strong anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin C, and Squalane, which is used as a natural moisturizer and anti-oxidant. This unique gel helps maintain an occlusive barrier, creating the ideal healing environment for your scar. ScarSil is naturally hypoallergenic and is non-comedogenic, so it may be used on the face. ScarSil is safe for children. It dries clear with no sticky residue, and is odourless, with a pleasant, satin-like texture. We recommend using ScarSil in addition to Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting, which Scintera considers Phase 1 of scar management. Ideally, once the wound is closed, one would wear Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting for 8-12 hours at night and apply ScarSil 2-3 times daily. Makeup or sunscreen can be applied on top of ScarSil once the gel has dried.
About Scar Esthetique
Scar Esthetique is a silicone-first scar cream used to soften and brighten scars. The efficacy of this cream comes from the 22 additional ingredients. In addition to silicone, this mix includes anti-oxidants, polypeptides, and all-natural botanicals such as onion extract, arnica flower, and calendula. This unique formula targets discolouration at the cellular level as well as supports overall skin health. Medical professionals recommend Scar Esthetique for simple surgical scars and old scars. For best results, massage the cream into your scar 3-4 times per day. This cream would be considered Phase 2 of our scar management system.
- Suitable for: If your scar is severe, raised, or significant consider using Scar Esthetique in our combination therapy provided by our Scar Healing Kits.
- Ingredients: Onion Bulb, Arnica, Grape Seed, and Calendula are just a few of the all-natural botanicals featured in this cream. Each plays an important role in reducing the appearance of your scar.
- How to use: We recommend starting with a small amount on one or two fingertips and massaging it in to your scar in a circular motion. Be sure that you use enough to completely cover the scar, but the cream should absorb easily.
If you are buying a Scar Gel make it Rejuvaskin ScarSil
A soft, gentle, non-sticky silicone gel designed to soften and flatten raised scars. It also helps relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with scarring.